FLORIDA & THE KEYS
FLORIDA & THE KEYS
From the Art Deco-lined shores of Miami Beach to the couture-filled streets of the Design District, Miami is a city that manages to simultaneously pay tribute to its storied past and to remain on the cutting edge of what’s next. A playground for the world’s trendsetters for nearly a century, they don’t call it Magic City for nothing, and T+L’s Miami travel guide has the scoop on just where to dig up that glamour.
Its reputation for warm tropical weather, exquisite beachfront properties, and the atmosphere of sceney South Beach make Miami the winter getaway of choice for thousands of Americans each year. A Miami trip can offer the country’s best snorkeling and scuba diving, with colorful views of marine life and coral reefs, as well as lush tropical vegetation in neighborhoods like Coconut Grove, as well as the prominent Latin American influence on the city’s culture and cuisine.
The 'Venice of the Americas', Fort Lauderdale is famous for its beaches, arts, culture and events. From shopping on Las Olas Boulevard, to gondola rides on the canals, to a historic riverfront.
Just two miles north of Port Everglades, you can experience Fort Lauderdale's landscaped beachfront promenade, with its signature white wave wall and brick paved path. Across the street, visit luxury hotels, and enjoy Fort Lauderdale shopping or dining or a narrated 90-minute amphibious tour of quaint Las Olas Boulevard, historical districts, and the mansions and yachts dotting Millionaires Row.
Stop at the Stranahan House, a preserved 1900s home furnished with antiques of the era. Or "follow the red brick road" of the Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk, the landscaped park, to the Arts and Entertainment District.
Then dive into the Atlantic, hike into the Everglades or enjoy a workout and healthy fare at a resort spa. Fort Lauderdale has it all!
THE FLORIDA KEYS
The Florida Keys is a 150 mile long string of Islands connected to South Florida by 43 bridges of the scenic Overseas Highway; a road that suspends you between sea and sky. A trip to the Florida Keys combines perfectly with a visit to nearby Miami and will bring you to a world away from the theme parks of central Florida.
The turquoise blue waters that surrounds Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West are home to the only living coral reef in North America, making The Keys a divers paradise.